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Comcast Roundup: E-mail monetization accusations, and More

Every Thursday morning, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup, The ability to bookmark your Comcast.net e-mail account page has changed, gripes a reader, who tipped us to the problem, and it’s all for advertising. (Send us your Philly tech and innovation tips, insight or […]


Every Thursday morning, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup,
The ability to bookmark your Comcast.net e-mail account page has changed, gripes a reader, who tipped us to the problem, and it’s all for advertising.
(Send us your Philly tech and innovation tips, insight or story ideas!)
That reader says no longer can you bookmark your e-mail account page and browse directly there. Now bookmarks, old or new, send you to the Comcast.net homepage, forcing extra clicks to their “monetized articles & ads,” the reader says.
Sounds like conspiracy theory, a Comcast spokesman told Technically Philly.
Older bookmarks may need to be updated once more because of the final completion of a new Comcast.net e-mail iteration that began rollout last year, says Charlie Douglas, the director of communications for Comcast’s corporate online products.
“I don’t think it’s any different than Yahoo or almost any other e-mail service,” Douglas says. It should be noted that some, like Gmail, can have direct bookmarks.
Douglas was unaware of any push for increased click-rates on the Comcast.net homepage by e-mail users, which likely would be negligible for canceling those using bookmarks anyway.
A Philly.com executive jumps ship, Comcast ain’t the worst company in the country and four other Comcast stories you should read, after the jump.
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